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Opinion | Cutting down on diet talk

Opinion | Cutting down on diet talk

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

January 5, 2020

We would all benefit from cutting discussion surrounding diet and weight from conversation.

Opinion | Mary Cain’s story exemplifies a larger problem in female running culture

Opinion | Mary Cain’s story exemplifies a larger problem in female running culture

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

November 11, 2019

It was primarily members of the running community who knew the name Mary Cain — until last week. Runners knew her as the girl who became a professional athlete before even graduating high school, and at age 18, moved to Portland to train with the Nike Oregon Project and Alberto Salazar upon high school graduation. At age 17, Ca...

Opinion | Summer bodies do not require body transformation or weight loss

Opinion | Summer bodies do not require body transformation or weight loss

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist

July 16, 2019

Nobody needs to alter, change or conceal their natural shape simply because it is summertime.

Opinion | 5 reasons you shouldn’t worry about the freshman 15

Opinion | 5 reasons you shouldn't worry about the freshman 15

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

June 28, 2019

You shouldn’t ruin your first year of college worrying about the freshman 15, especially when there really isn’t evidence to support it in the first place.

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